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Bubba's

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5-5183 Kuhio Highway, Hanalei, Kauai, HI 96714
808 826 7839
Today
10:30 am - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:30 am - 8:00 pm
Good for:
Families with children
Outdoor seating

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Visitor rating
  • 98
    Excellent
  • 120
    Very good
  • 89
    Average
  • 36
    Poor
  • 19
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
An Area Favorite

Do you love a good burger! If you do this is the place. My husband got the Teriyaki Burger with Pineapple and swore it was the best he'd ever had. Made notes to try to make his own back in Texas. I was in love with the onion rings. It's been years since I had one that was so good.... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 31, 2015
Kathy M
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Kingwood, Texas
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Outdoor seating
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Takeout
  • Late Night
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Kingwood, Texas
Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW

Do you love a good burger! If you do this is the place. My husband got the Teriyaki Burger with Pineapple and swore it was the best he'd ever had. Made notes to try to make his own back in Texas. I was in love with the onion rings. It's been years since I had one that was so good.... More 

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Sterling Heights, Michigan
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

Burgers were fantastic. Try the banana chocolate shake too. Onion rings great but are from frozen box.

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Napa, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

After waiting a LONG time to try my Bubba Burger for the first time, I was very disappointed. The person I was sitting next to said it was his worst hamburger ever.

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

So... I'm from Nebraska. We're a beef state people! We go to Hawaii for the fresh seafood. However, my kids, missing beef, saw Bubba's and really wanted to go. So we tried it out for lunch one day and we're glad we did. Burgers were fresh and made with local beef. Tons of choices on how you want the burger... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We were told that Bubba's is one of the few places on the island that uses fresh Kauai beef rather than imported beef. Not sure how many other places do this, but you can definitely taste the difference! One of the best burgers I've ever had!

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Sidney, Canada
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73 reviews 73 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

We were hungry and new in town, that's about it small tasteless burger but relatively cheap, I was sorry I ate it but didn't know the area,

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Denver, Colorado
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Last night: Good burgers, onion rings and hotdogs that we took back to our beachfront rental. Twenty minutes from arrival to receiving order on a Saturday about 6pm. Sweet customer service from the ladies. Will be back whenever we don't feel like cooking or having a restaurant dinner. Mahalo!

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Portland, Oregon, United States
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72 reviews 72 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Bubba's is an institution in Hanalei. Burgers, burgers, and more burgers. If you want something non-beaf, they have a taro burger and a chicken burger. They are all good. The fries are excellent. The only problem is the wait if it is busy. Order and stand in line, in our case for 20 minutes. The have tables and benches in... More 

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Blind Bay, Canada
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117 reviews 117 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We ordered one thing only since we had a hankering for it and it seemed that Bubba's had signs advertising milkshakes. They were awful! The shakes are made from soft ice cream, are not very cold and not very good at all. If you eat at Bubbas, don't waste your money on a shake!

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Encinitas, California, United States
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139 reviews 139 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

This is the In n Out equivalent in Hawaii. If you like good burgers it is worth the wait (which was 45 min for us but we took turns in line). The shakes and frings (onion ring/fry combo) are good too. you may end up sharing a picnic table with strangers but we've met some wonderful people that way.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5-5183 Kuhio Highway, Hanalei, Kauai, HI 96714
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Kauai  >  Hanalei
  • Phone Number: 808 826 7839

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 1 - 20
  • Cuisine: Hamburgers

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Outdoor seating
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
10:30 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
10:30 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
10:30 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
10:30 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
10:30 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
10:30 am - 8:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?